RWAS Winter Fair 26 & 27 Nov

HELP We are need volunteers to help on the stand at the Winter Fair 26 & 27 Nov

Free Crushed Apples and Pears

Phill Palmer from Palmers Upland Cider has been in touch with the following message for our members:

“hello folks. i run a small cyder company in rogerstone near newport. we have bags of crushed apples and pears bagged up and ready for piggies to eat. between now and xmas we will get through about 10 tonnes of fruit. if anyone is interested in taking some, message me to arrange collection. bags will be left on my driveway so you could call at your convenience. diolch.”

http://www.palmersuplandcyder.co.uk

Purebred ,crossbred and hybrid pigs – understanding their differences to achieve the most from your pig herd.

Practical demonstration with Bob Stevenson MRCVS 19/5/18 and 20/5/18: 12:30 – 13:30
One to one sessions available over the weekend:
1) Pig Health and Welfare – Bob Stevenson MRCVS
2) Marketing pork from Wales – Kirstie Jones, Hybu Cig Cymru
3) Practicalities of keeping pigs – Barbara Warren

Join Farming Connect at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival for top tips on pig health and management. Take this opportunity to learn from experts in the industry.

Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Come and join us at the Royal Welsh Spring festival on the 19th/20th May 2018. There’s lots to see and a programme of talks and workshops. Something for everyone, whether you are new to pig keeping or an old hand! The breed stands are a recent addition to the show and hopefully breeders will be on hand to chat to you about the different breeds and answer any questions you may have.

Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Royal Welsh Spring Festival starts on Saturday.

Lots on the cards- Large number of pigs in the show, Farming Connect have a series of demonstrations with our president Bob Stevenson, Our stand will be dispensing teas and coffee and we have activities for children.

Members can collect a free membership card entitling them to free refreshments at all the shows we attend.

AND, we are launching our Junior pig handling competition ending with the championship at the Winter Fair. We have Pig Agility back by popular demand.

We will have a folder with pigs for sale in it. If you have any for sale, please bring photo and description on A4 sheet and a poly pocket awaits.

On Saturday evening we have a get together at the stand from 5.30 onwards with a shared buffet. Bring a chair, drink and food to share. We will have some entertainment-. See you all there!!

Pig Keepers Education Day

Wales & Border Counties Pig Breeders Association
Sunday 28th February 2016 – Pig Keepers Education Day

For all pig keepers, new and experienced.

FULL DAY TRAINING & VISITS INCLUDING LUNCH

Meet at Leysters Village Hall HR6 OHP, 10.30 for 11am

TRAINING DVD
Followed by discussion & questions

TWO-COURSE LUNCH in Village Hall, then

FARM VISIT to WELSH PIG BREEDING UNIT
SEPARATE VISIT TO FINISHING UNIT
Ending about 3.30pm

Please wear CLEAN footwear suitable for a farm walk
Cost for the day, including lunch and refreshments –
Members of W&BC PBA £10,
Non-members £25 (includes a year’s subscription to W&BC PBA)

Places must be booked in advance –
Dave Lang 01597 860211 / Chris Bemand 01568 750461
(To book and/or for more details)

The day includes: –
Introduction to pig keeping, regulations, health & safety,
breeding, AI, showing, tattooing, notching, and more

Suppliers of Free Range Pork Wanted!

‘Wanted! Suppliers of free range pork for salami business in Longtown, Herefordshire.

We are looking for cutting weight to bacon weight pigs, must be raised to high welfare standards. Please find more information about us at www.jakescuredmeats.com

Email- jake@jakescuredmeats.com

phone- 01873860254

Pork Course in South Wales Monday 1st June 2015

Free of charge – 9 spaces available

Contact Barbara Warren to get full details & to book your place (07885 790821)

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Upon arrival at 9am , refreshments will be provided, and John Messenger from the MLCSL will present on various aspects including carcase grading, market requirements and  best practices.

Around 10.30, we will make our way up to the abattoir, where live pigs and carcases will be viewed and discussed.

Industry Meeting on Friday 17th April regarding PEDv

Pig breeders and keepers are invited to an industry meeting run by HCC on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) on Friday 17th April at the Welsh Government Pavilion, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells at 12 noon.

As you may be aware PEDv has hit the pig industry in North America over the past year and is a serious disease epidemic which causes severe diarrhoea in all ages of pigs. The new strain of PEDv is highly infectious and moves very easily between pig units not only by infected animals but anything which may be contaminated by the virus. As a result, PEDv presents a huge financial burden to affected pig herds.

It is important that the Welsh pork industry understands about PEDv and is well prepared in anticipation of the disease coming to Britain. The meeting will address what PEDv is and where it is, how to control a PEDv outbreak and the approaches taken to prevent the spread of PEDv in Wales . The organisers will also take the opportunity to update you on the initiatives currently being undertaken by HCC to promote and develop Porc from Wales as a brand.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing cmorris@hccmpw.org.uk or phoning the HCC office on 01970 625 050

Forthcoming Workshops in 2015

 22nd February 2015

Basic pig tasks Workshop. A workshop for those who are starting with pigs. Venue: Pleasant View, Cold Blow, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. SA67 8RR. Start at 11.30 and plan to finish at around 3.00p.m. A buffet lunch will be provided. Price £15

e-mail sharron@nicholas80.fsnet.co.uk to book a place.

If you would prefer to attend on Sunday 8th March, please contact Sharron on the e-mail above.

29th March 2015

Showing Pigs Workshop hosted by Wendy Scudamore at Barton Hill Farm, Kentchurch, Hereford. Price £15. Turn up at 10.30am for an 11am start. Bring a packed lunch.  More details to follow shortly. Contact Wendy either by her Facebook page or on wendy@bartonhill.co.uk